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The Hill Road (original 2005; edition 2006)
by Patrick O'Keeffe (Author)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0143037935, Paperback)
Winner of the 2005 Story Prize
Reminiscent of Alice Munro and William Trevor, Patrick O'Keeffe's lyrical eloquence expressively unveils the cloistered world of a rural southwestern Irish town and its inhabitants. Brimming with thoughtful, gorgeous prose and linked by setting and circumstances that span generations, the four novellas in The Hill Road revolve around the parish of Kilroan and its inhabitants, and how, over time, the people and the community itself are transfigured by life-changing events. Marked by love, devotion, secrets, unfulfilled dreams, family intimacies, and missed opportunities, these characters embody the rugged unfolding of the landscape-a volatile place of natural beauty where stories alter lives. BACKCOVER: "A remarkable achievement . . . There is a wonderful Irish music running through O'Keeffe's prose, yet his tales of ordinary rural life in twentieth-century Ireland are unsparing and never sentimental."
-The Baltimore Sun
"Handsome, subtle narratives by an exquisitely talented Irishborn writer."
"Lush and evocative . . . a dreamlike collection."
-The New York Times Book Review
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:57:11 -0400)
In a series of four interlinked novellas, four generations of an Irish farm family share unfulfilled dreams, missed opportunities, and compromised moral decisions.
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